Big Day Yesterday!

Emily Lints2 comments
Hi Folks, We had a fabulous day of fishing yesterday.  The fish were everywhere and we managed to catch 1,700 sockeye salmon (plus a few of other species).  It was a big day- we even picked fish in our sleep last night! We'll do a more exciting blog post soon, but just found out that there's an Emergency Opener for fishing tomorrow.  We're headed out of the harbor in a few hours. We have reached our order goal of 100.  All new orders will go on a waitlist.  We can now confirm that our prices will be the same as last season: $9/lb for Methow, Anchorage and shipped orders (+ shipping) and $8.50/lb picked up in Homer.

The fish are beautiful!

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A Day In Our Life as Fishermen

Emily Lints
We've had a lot of customers ask about how many nights we spend on the boat and what a day of fishing is like.  Here's a rundown of our last day on the water.
  • 7:00pm- Arrive at the boat to complete last minute chores and haul ice down to the boat.
  • 9:00pm- Put in ear plugs and hope to get some sleep.
  • 2:30am- Wake up and leave the Homer Harbor.
  • 3:00-5:00am- Emily drives the boat out of Kachemak Bay and up North into Cook Inlet.
  • 5:00-6:59am- Kyle takes over and continues North making his best decision of where to begin fishing.
  • 7:00am- The net goes out!
  • 7:00am-7:00pm- Fishing, fishing, fishing!  This involves looking for 'jumpers' (salmon literally jumping out of the water), listening to the radio to hear if anyone in our radio group has found fish elsewhere, running our boat up and down the length of the net to encourage fish to hit the net, whooping and hollering when fish do hit the net, pulling the net off and on the boat as needed, picking fish out of the net, bleeding, icing and taking good care of the day's catch.
  • 7:00pm- Make sure to have your buoy out of the water to avoid large fines from Fish and Game.
  • 7:00pm-12am- Motor our way back home, sometimes bucking the tide and hopefully moving slower because of a nice load of fish on board.
  • 12:00-2:00am- Deliver our fish, which involves sorting out the different species and loading them into fish totes.  Clean out the fish holds and the back deck.
  • 3:00am- Back at the yurt and ready for bed!
If there are things you want to know about our fishy business just ask!  We plan on heading out Sunday evening for another fish-filled adventure.

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Methow Orders Full

Emily Lints1 comment

*UPDATE:  Due to your excitement and our limited freezer capacity when we drive to the Methow, Methow orders are full!  New Methow orders will be added to our wait list.  If we can arrange for more freezer capacity we'll take people off of the wait list.

 Alaska and shipped orders are still available, so keep them coming!

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A New Look

Emily Lints

 

Thanks for following us or finding us at our new website with our new name Small Scales Seafoods!  If you weren't following us before go to:  www.emilyandkylescatch.wordpress.com to learn about past adventures and last season.  If you were following us before, please subscribe to this new site to keep abreast of things.  We look forward to sharing our fish with you this year and also our fishing tales on this blog, our Facebook site and Twitter! We're now accepting orders for the 2011 season!  Read through the pages of this site to learn more.

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